Agnes Kantaruk Have you written a letter to your future self before? Back in the early s, I came across the Yahoo! Time Capsule, where users could contribute to a digital legacy of how life was inwhich would be opened at a later date.
Relaxation is who you are. Still, I doubted this letter from my past would make it to me, all these years later. It was a simple creative writing assignment from when I was fifteen. The teacher collected our letters to our future ourselves in self-addressed envelopes with stamps and promised to mail them ten years later.
But, so much time had passed; would he keep his word? Would he even remember? Thinking back on the letter, I tried to remember writing it. I vaguely recalled giving my future self some advice.
Then, on a family vacation in San Diego, my parents brought me the mail from home. And in scrawled ink, there was a letter addressed to myself.
I knew it was the one!
I laughed delightedly and could not believe what was in my hands. I opened it eagerly and was astounded by the results. The letter began in true, snarky fifteen-year-old fashion: Here are two key nuggets from the essence of the letter, which I found salient and beautiful: The desire for balance My fifteen-year-old self was so stressed!
As an almost junior in high school, facing the SATS and demanding Honors and AP courses, as well as college applications—and of course, the daily antics involved in peer interactions and being a teen—I was apparently not quite happy.
It was so wise and sweet.
Self- Acceptance Contrary to my belief, my fifteen-year-old self did not have any demands of me, or false expectations or goals that I might have failed to meet. I immediately wrote a heart-felt thank-you letter to my high school teacher and sent it in the mail.
Then, I wrote a thoughtful letter to my year-old self and tucked it away for the next 10 years. In this new letter, I paid the self-acceptance forward even further.
I am a big goal-setter, and like many I know, I put a lot of pressure on myself to be the best and biggest version of myself that I can be. In what ways can you create a time capsule for yourself? I recommend experimenting with envisioning your future life, accepting and forgiving your past selves and forms, and writing to yourself at a specific age in the future 5 or 10 years, for example.
As you write, consider these questions: What hopes do you hold for yourself in the future? What fears and obstacles do you currently face that you wish to overcome? What internal resources do you inherently possess that will help you, now and always?Writing a letter to your future self is an intimate act of self-love.
It's a hopeful exercise that can help save you from deeper despair. It is a declaration and a knowledge that every single second we have a new chance to start fresh.
If you're feeling frustrated, uneasy or . Oct 19, · Writing a letter to your future self is a fun exercise that lets you reflect on your current life as well as set goals for an ideal future.
Even though it’s a simple exercise, you should take it seriously in order to get the most out of it%(). Write a letter to the future: set goals for yourself, make a prediction about the world. Envision the future, and then make it happen.
By writing a letter and signing up for FutureMe you agree to the terms and conditions. "I love this. I've sent myself 5 letters so far and every year it's a surprise. Because I . It was a letter my twenty year-old self had written to my twenty six year-old self, who in the midst of pondering where his path laid, decided that it was a good idea to write to his future self.
It was. In one of Mimi’s videos (How To Make Your Dreams/Goals A Reality), she talks about writing a letter to herself in three years. In the letter, you would talk about where you .
Why? (The Story) How? (Write your own) To my future self, I hope that time has been kind to you, and that you are well. You wrote this letter some time ago and gave it to someone you trust in the hopes it would never be needed.